Branar Theatre and New International Encounter
from Galway, Ireland, and Cambridge, England
School-time tickets may only be booked by Partner organizations.
Few Seats Left
Week of January 8 – 14
Week of January 15 – 21
This performance has live sign-interpretation.
Live audio-description provided
When the misty wind whips your hair and the drizzle tickles your nose, now that’s a Grand Soft Day! From the playful minds of Branar Theatre (The Way Back Home, 2017) and New International Encounter (Beauty and the Beast, 2019), this all-seasons adventure filled with live music and a sprinkling of words will ready you for whatever weather wends your way.
Fizzes with invention and catchy rhythms.
—The Irish Times
As they say at Ireland’s Branar Theatre, “If there is no wonder around you, there cannot be wonder inside you.” Since 2001, Branar Theatre has been making wonder-full experiences for children so that they and their imaginations may thrive. Branar Theatre views every child as an equal citizen of the world who should be nurtured through exposure to the arts.
Formed in 2001, New International Encounter (NIE) rehearsed its first three shows in the Czech Republic. That trilogy of plays was seen all over the world, from New York to Mexico City to Seoul. NIE is now based in Norway and England, and creates new shows in co-production with venues and theater companies from across Europe, including site-specific work and theater for younger audiences.
Grand Soft Day is produced by Branar Theatre and NIE in association with Culture Ireland.
Joanne Beirne & Cat Moore
Commissioned by The Ark
Alex Byrne and Marc Mac Lochlainn
Greg Hall, Helen Gregg, Jonathan Gunning & Linda Scaramella
Curriculum and activities!
Inspire creative thinking with ready-to-implement, grade-appropriate activities.
Led by New Victory Teaching Artists!
Explore art forms and themes in the show in a pre- or post-show workshop.
Plan your visit!
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